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Ok so after 4 weeks finally got my Maximus Forumla III, back from RMA they replaced the board with what looks like a refurb or someone elses, I can tell by the scratches and hair that isn't mine lol...

But in any case all checked off in the test report is working with a i7 860.

I have not been able to test my chip to see if it was damaged when the board blew a trace, but it appears something is seriously wrong. The board blew a trace between DIMM_A1 and DIMM_B1, this was on the backside, this arced to the RAM on DIMM_A1.

I didn't try to use that RAM (It was the only RAM on the board when it arced).

But have everything put back together now, and the Q_LED light will usually get past CPU phase in an almost instant, but nada, it hangs for about 3-4 seconds and shuts down and retries.

No Beep codes or anything, also tried with 1 stick, and 0 Sticks of RAM but it isn't even getting past CPU Boot phase, so I'm guessing the CPU has been either seriously damaged or? I didn't have a case for it when I was storing it but I surely didn't damage it putting it in on a shelf (wooden).

I can Rule the Motherboard out, I can rule the RAM out, PSU is a Corsair and from the symptoms I highly highly doubt that it is a result of, more then likely I'm thinking CPU now?

And what should I do about it? I unfortunetly don't have the orig packaging anymore as my Mother decided to "recycle" it after I left for university.

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
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I'm sorry if this is demeaning but...
Do you have the CPU power connector plugged in?
    
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Yes... both 8 pin and 24 Pin connectors are in place, and functioning.
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Hmmm, try a CMOS reset? I would pull the whole battery out just to be safe.
    
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Hmmm, try a CMOS reset? I would pull the whole battery out just to be safe.
I've tried a CMOS reset via the switch and holding that down for 30 Seconds but I haven't tried a manual reset yet, which I will now, and I'll leave it out for 30 mins or so?
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I've tried a CMOS reset via the switch and holding that down for 30 Seconds but I haven't tried a manual reset yet, which I will now, and I'll leave it out for 30 mins or so?
30 minutes?
You mean 3 minutes.
    
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I've tried a CMOS reset via the switch and holding that down for 30 Seconds but I haven't tried a manual reset yet, which I will now, and I'll leave it out for 30 mins or so?
30min would be overkill. Just take the battery out, unplug your computer from the wall, and hold down the power button on your computer for about 10 seconds to drain any remaining charge from all the capacitors.
    
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I have the same problem(Maximus III Gene, my original post: http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...cant-post.html)

I thought it should be the motherboard's problem but you make me wonder
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Ok, battery was out 3 minutes drained all the caps, identical problem. No change.

And to above poster seems like a different issue, my fans shut off, entire system goes off after about 3 seconds and then restarts.
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Originally Posted by Neokolzia View Post
And to above poster seems like a different issue, my fans shut off, entire system goes off after about 3 seconds and then restarts.
My led on board never flashes past "cpu". It starts for around 1 sec and then restart itself. I think yours is the same?

The only way I can think about is to test the cpu on another motherboard, if possible.
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